You would think being a regular insomniac would make me incredibly creative. It’s a couple hours after everyone in the house went to bed, it’s quiet so no distractions; and my mind is still swirling with ideas, preventing me from falling asleep. But invariably, the thought of a day at work without a full night’s rest overtakes my focus. It’s certainly doable on less than seven or eight hours rest, but it can require massive amounts of caffeine throughout the day to function as a human, which leads to a spiral of more days staying up late. It hasn’t happened—insomnia that is—in over a month. Which is a very good thing. Interestingly, writing this stream of consciousness reflection is maintaining my focus, which is making me feel sleepy. I always read before bed, but my current reading selections are incredibly interesting, which means a half hour later I can be still reading in bed. It doesn’t matter if I stop screen time an hour before bed: I am notoriously bad at reading in the evening and so reading before lights out is often my only opportunity to read physical books and magazines. Wow, I’m really starting to feel sleepy now—hopefully this didn’t bore you to slumber. End of reflection.